Battle Of Britain Advantages And Disadvantages

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In the summer and fall of 1940, the first major air battle of history took place after the Fall of France in World War 2. The British fought to defend their skies against the force of the Germans. The Battle of Britain also marked the first major defeat of Hitler's military forces during the war, with air superiority seen as the key to victory. England and Germany viewed air power in different ways. Germany viewed air power as support for ground forces and had no strategic bomber development. Meanwhile, the British had an independent military service called the Royal Air Force (RAF). The RAF had a fighter command and a bomber command. Operation Sealion was the German plan to invade England. They gathered ships and barges in Northern France ports to transport their invasion forces across the English Channel by ferries. Along with this, three Luftflotte, (air fleets) were assigned to the operation. What the Germans needed was to neutralize the Royal Air Force and gain air superiority in order to successfully invade Great Britain. The task was given to Hermann Göring, Air Marshall of the German Luftwaffe. However, there was one downside to this operation; the RAF must be neutralized before autumn storms made the crossing of the English Channel impossible. The advantages and disadvantages of both the British and Germans played key components in The Battle of Britain. The British had too few high performing Spitfires and too many Hurricanes. They did not have enough trained
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